First Posted: 4/11/2007
Marjorie Phyllis Hennings, 101, a resident of Clarks Summit for the past 20 years, living in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Dale Lindholm, died Tuesday, April 3, at the Abington Manor Nursing Home where she received her latest care. Her husband, Gerald Hennings, died in 1976. Born in Redwing, Minnesota, daughter of the late Robert and Addie Burns, she was a graduate of Redwing High School and Duluth State Teachers College Preparatory. She taught elementary school. Marjorie became a Christian in her youth and served as a Bible Teacher and Deaconess in churches where she lived. Recently she was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit. All ten of her children are surviving: Irving Hennings, Delafield, WI; David Hennings, Sparks, NV; Lois Linder, Hebersprings, AR; Phyllis Sidwell, Bethany, OK; Delores Lindholm, Clarks Summit; Donald Hennings, Coarsegold, CA; Ellwood Hennings, Santee, CA; Jerry Hennings, Ashburn, VA; Richard Hennings, Denton, TX and Rachel Rice, Albany, OR. Also surviving are 46 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great grandchildren. Together, with spouses her survivors number more than 200. Throughout her life, she was dedicated to her large family through mail and visits. She traveled, extensively, enjoying train trips more than air travel. She was an avid reader, including reading through the Bible annually. She knitted and crocheted hundred of items to give to family, friends, nursing homes and missionaries overseas. A positive attitude, quick wit, cordial smile, loving care for others and love for Lord and Savior Jesus Christ were some of her characteristics. She was preceded in death by two sisters, a brother, a grandson and two granddaughters. The funeral was Saturday from the Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Rd., Clarks Summit, with services by Rev. David R. Culver, pastor. Interment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Baptist Church Building Fund.